A Summer Of Love

Wednesdays 14th, 21st and 28th August

7:30 – 8:45pm Heart Jewel Centre

Love is the great protector, protecting us from anger and jealousy. It never gives rise to problems but only to peace and happiness for both ourself and others.

Join us at Heart Jewel Centre on Wednesday evenings in August, meditating each week on one of the 3 aspects of love.

Drop in to any of the sessions or attend all three 🙂

Course and Teachers

Outline

Week 1: Affectionate love
Week 2: Cherishing love
Week 3: Wishing love

“In general, there are three types of love: affectionate love, cherishing love and wishing love. Affectionate love is a mind unmixed with desirous attachment that sees another person as pleasant, likeable or beautiful. For example, when a mother looks at her children she feels great affection for them and perceives them to be beautiful, no matter how they appear to other people. Because of her affectionate love she naturally feels them to be precious and important; this feeling is cherishing love. Because she cherishes her children she sincerely wishes for them to be happy; this wish is wishing love. Wishing love arises from cherishing love, which in turn arises from affectionate love. We need to develop these three types of love towards all living beings without exception.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, New Eight Steps to Happiness

£7 Drop-in or £15 for all 3
Free for standard/gold centre card holders

Gen Kelsang Osung, David King and Sarah Filmer

Gen Osung is the Resident Teacher at Heart Jewel Centre.

She has been studying under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for 25 years and ordained for 15 years. As a mother and a modern Buddhist nun, she is loved for her joyful and inspiring presentation of Buddha’s teachings, clearly close to her heart.

David teaches diligently and thoughtfully, encouraging open-minded questioning.

Sarah is a very experienced practitioner and teaches with warmth and gentleness.